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NEW YORK - Politics can sometimes be unpredictable, as New York Mayor Bill de Blasio learned following reports that a groundhog he dropped during a photo session died last February. Credit: Getty Editorial The groundhog, named Chuck, squirmed out of the six-foot-three mayor's arms while he was posing for photos on February 2 -- Groundhog Day -- and plummeted to the floor, the New York Post reported Thursday. The rodent died a week later from "acute internal injuries," the newspaper reported. According to popular folklore, if a groundhog emerges from its cage and sees its own shadow, winter will continue for another six weeks. If the day is cloudy and the groundhog does not cast a shadow,...

Punxsutawney Phil Sees His Shadow

WASHINGTON - In a colorful annual ritual of dubious accuracy, the groundhog Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his burrow Sunday and saw his shadow, thus predicting six more weeks of winter. Credit: Associated Press The Pennsylvania rodent is the most famous of the furry weather forecasters for "Groundhog Day," an event with early roots in German folklore -- and rather more in US media showbiz. According to legend, if Phil had not seen his shadow then spring would soon be on its way, bringing relief to a nation that has survived an especially harsh winter. But instead, the groundhog purportedly announced: "That's not a football lying beside me,/ It's my shadow you see/ So, six more weeks of ...

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13 Groundhogs Getting Ready for Their Big Day

Sick of the cold? Well you'd better get buddy-buddy with a groundhog quick. Groundhog Day is upon us. It's a day of reckoning in which an adorable, squat animal predicts if we suffer another six weeks of winter or not. To help you get a better idea of what to expect, we peeked into the holes of a few of our groundhog friends…